Te Ture mō te Ratonga Tūmatanui | The Public Service Act 2020

The new Public Service Act passed into law in August 2020. The Act:

  • modernises the operation of the Public Service
  • sets out shared purposes, principles and values for the Public Service and the people working in it, extending the coverage of these shared purposes, principles and values to a wider public sector
  • establishes new organisational forms and ways of working to achieve better outcomes for the public
  • affirms the fundamental importance of the spirit of service to the community.

Over the past 12 months, the provisions of the Act have underpinned change in five key areas.

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